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Welcome to My Beautiful Ealing.
This site evolved because of a passion that I had for two films in particular The Halfway House, The Dead of Night. Both Films were produced by The Great Ealing Studios London England who had churned out some of the best British films ever.
It was an aim to find the locations used in both films that I decided to create a website a sort of picture diary if you will.
None the less finding these locations was not easy, I certainly did not set out thinking it was going to be easy, but alas I finally got what I wanted and more.
Nobody up to this point had even covered any of them this was the first Website to do that.
Now here you can move at your leisure, look over the pictures of then and now, to a number of great vintage films.
I will point out that although The Tawny Pipit was not an Ealing film I thought it would be a shame not to get involved.
Despite The Tawny Pipit being included here it was a subject personal to me But glad to have shared that experience here.
I also to think it is equally important to include other such websites who are involved in documenting similar locations or other classic British film or even television.
Think of this site as sort of a treasure chest, many other websites included large or small.
Do you have questions?
I am sure you do so look no further, everything is here.
What must be understood to those who think why bother finding these locations what is the point of it all?
For those people even asking those questions we need not bother addressing the fundamentals.
It Is What It Is.
There are many people out there who would love to know where a particular television program or film was made.
Every person has a favorite film which is treasured and truly special to them..
Directors as well as actors alike have worked hard to perfect the art depicted in film.
We were handed a legacy, a magic, a splendor something films of today just cannot touch.
The Early Ealing era was very special It contained many timeless classics some of these films have been remade Like say for instance The Lady-killers.
Remakes as you probably know will never favor better than the originals.
Should you have any questions based on where a particular British film was made or you are looking for that elusive film title check out www. Britmovie.co.uk. Probably one of the best British film communities on the web.
Another splendid website is www.moviediva.com there may be something of interest to you here also.
Go Check Them Out.
If you require further information on the original location site used in The Halfway House as well as the history of the estate please go to this very informative website www.everythingexmoor.org.uk or why not visit Whats On Exmoor
I wish to thank the following people for their contributions on The Halfway House Project. Martin Tester, Howard Sprengar, Julien Evers, Robin North, Peter Edwards.
The owners of the Black Cock Inn. Wow that was some years ago.
Thank you also goes out to all those who without their knowledge have contributed to My Beautiful Ealing .
Another new update to MyBeautifulEaling is from STROUD -TIME-WATCH featured here is his masterpiece The Titfield Thunderbolt then and now.